Vanessa-Mae has announced she is giving up music for a year to ski for Thailand in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Since her last Sony deal went flat, V-M has been entertaining tyrants. We wish her well in the new career.
Nicola Benedetti, by sweet contrast, is taking time out from a hectic career to train youngsters in Scotland’s youth orchestras. Such a good role model. And on the up and up.